Well done to all the boys and girls from P4 to P7 who took part in our Student Council Elections on Friday. Everyone put a lot of time and effort into their electioneering, creating posters, Powerpoint presentations and speeches which they delivered to and were questioned on by their year group peers. Those elected will be introduced to everyone at Assembly this Friday.
We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, comedians…. from all classes, for our first ever “St. Mary’s Got Talent, Show“! It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment… indeed if early indications are anything to go by we will have to start at 9.10 am as soon as the morning bell rings, to fit in all the acts signed up!
It’s being organised by our Student Council who are busy, making posters, and signing up acts, from individuals, groups and classes. So any budding entertainers, if you haven’t already signed up, get in touch with your Student Council Representatives.
All those taking part please note, you have until Wednesday, to have your act polished and ready for performance. If you intend using a sound track, please speak to your teacher before Wednesday.
All classes are invited to watch, entrance is £1/pupil, with all money raised going towards school funds.
We had a great day at Stormont touring the building and hearing how proposals are debated and passed into Law. We were also lucky to met Alliance M.L.A, Kellie Armstrong who explained to us how M.L.A.’s are elected and the work they do. We even had our own mock debate in the Chamber, on the proposal, “School uniforms should be banned”! We’re sure you can guess which side won!
A reminder to our Eco Committee and School Council members that we are going to Stormont tomorrow, Tuesday 10th of April. We will have a tour of the building and learn more about the work of our M.L.A.’s and the decision making process.
We will be leaving at around 9.15 am and we will be back for normal home time at 3.10 pm. It is important that everyone is in full school uniform and brings a packed lunch, preferably in a disposable bag as we won’t be bringing school bags, (this is to speed our way through the security checks).
Our Student Council are organising a Christmas Jumper Day this Friday, 15th of December. Charge £1/pupil or £2/family, proceeds will be split, between schools funds and the Saint Vincent de Paul, Christmas Appeal.
Remember the essential elements of a Christmas Jumper: A Christmas/Winter scene with excessive amounts of green and red, embellished with glitter, lights, puff balls, bells….and why not top it all off with a Santa hat!
This week is “Anti Bullying Week”. The theme this year is “All Equal, All Different, All Together”. On Friday we will have a special Assembly to mark the occasion and raise awareness of the issues around Bullying. We will talk about: what is bullying and how everyone has a role to play in helping, “To spot and to stop” bullying.
To add a little fun and to raise awareness that we are all different, and all unique, we are asking pupils to wear odd socks this Friday! The crazier the mismatch of colours and patterns the better.
P1 enjoying their new play equipment purchased by the Student’s Council. P2 and P3 also received new play resources on Friday in time for their break! The purchases were made possible through the funds raised by the very successful “Cake Sale” the Student Council organised last term. P4 to P7 classes have not been forgotten and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new basket ball trainer nets for their yards. A big thank you to the Student Council for all their hard work! Well done.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our Student Council’s Cake Sale, we were overwhelmed by the generosity and effort put into baking all the “Goodies”, by 3 o’ clock we were sold out, not even a crumb left! Thank you for coming along and purchasing, we hope you enjoyed all the treats. At a rough count we think we raised around £500… amazing work everyone!
The Student Council are having a Bake Sale on Tuesday 28th of February to raise money for playground equipment for break and dinner times. If any parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle/ friend of the school could contribute some cakes or buns to the sale the Student Council would be very grateful. All donations can be left with the office on Monday 27th or Tuesday morning of the 28th, the sale will take place on the Tuesday afternoon.
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Thank you in anticipation of your support.
Aoife P7A- Chairperson
Orlaith P6- Secretary.